Dover Christmas lights

Dover was lit up again this Christmas with the annual Christmas Lights Switch On event which took take place on Saturday 23 November.
The fun started at 9am and continues to 5.30pm when the town Christmas Lights were turned on by the Town Mayor of Dover and Members of the Cast of the Marlowe Theatre's Jack & The Beanstalk.

Bloco Fogo were there playing around the Upper Precinct area to add some colour and carnival atmosphere to the event, drawing the crowds in as we played. We even managed to bring out the sun too !

It was also a very special event for Leonie, our very own Samba Mama, whose birthday was celebrated with music, cake and an amazing model of Leonie herself.

Westwood Cross Christmas Light Switch on

Back at Westwood Cross again for another year leading the procession of pantomime characters and Father Christmas past the shops before we jumped onto the stage for a quick set. Followed by Ben Mills a recent X-factor finalist. The mildest weather yet for a November switch on playing in T-shirts was a far cry from past events here that has seen wind, rain and even snow!

The good weather bought out the crowds too who were packed in to see the performances and the light switch on. A great warm up to the festive season.

Maidstone River Festival

Playing in one of our home towns is a real pleasure, and the annual Maidstone River festival is one of the largest events in the town. Starting at the Archbishops Palace we paraded down to the river, under the bridges and alongside the moored boats and floating stages. So many people crammed in dancing on their boats, clapping, shouting for more, what an atmosphere. Hopefully we'll be back again soon.